Colorlines

Economy

Stuff the President DIDN'T Say in the State of the Union

Stuff the President DIDN’T Say in the State of the Union

by Kai Wright on January 26 2011, 4:09PM

There are many tough choices coming up, and consumer protection may be the biggest.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, State of the Union

The State of Our Union Is Weak, But the 2012 Campaign Begins Now

The State of Our Union Is Weak, But the 2012 Campaign Begins Now

by Kai Wright on January 24 2011, 10:36AM

But do we have two years to wait for real jobs investments while elections unfold?

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, State of the Union

Ohio Man With Golden Voice Tells His Tale of Jobless Crisis

Ohio Man With Golden Voice Tells His Tale of Jobless Crisis

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2011, 3:04PM

Homeless man in Columbus, OH with a golden voice reminds us unemployment numbers are real for people of color.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

New Orleans Dumps FEMA Trailers--and Maybe the People in Them

New Orleans Dumps FEMA Trailers—and Maybe the People in Them

by Julianne Hing on January 3 2011, 3:37PM

The new tough-on-blight policy doesn’t mean the city will help people work out stable housing.

Topics: Economy

Amid Recession and War, Grandparents Fill Voids With Love

Amid Recession and War, Grandparents Fill Voids With Love

by Katti Gray on December 23 2010, 12:51PM

Katti Gray profiles families who don’t have much more than each other this holiday season, but are getting by with that much.

Topics: Economy

D.C.'s Trading Games Leave Jobless Workers Out Infographic

D.C.’s Trading Games Leave Jobless Workers Out

by on December 1 2010, 12:30PM

While jobless workers wait for relief, the White House compromises away any hopes.

Topics: Economy

It's the Final Hour for Congress to Support Jobless Workers Infographic

It’s the Final Hour for Congress to Support Jobless Workers

by on November 29 2010, 9:58AM

With a cost-cutting GOP coming to town, this may be the last benefit extension for millions out of work.

Topics: Economy

A Generation of Black Youth Is Losing Its Future in the Jobs Crisis Play

A Generation of Black Youth Is Losing Its Future in the Jobs Crisis

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on November 18 2010, 10:14AM

Even among college grads, the racial disparity in joblessness is stunning. The consequences are longterm.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

The Physical and Emotional Costs of Long-Term Unemployment

The Physical and Emotional Costs of Long-Term Unemployment

by Yvonne Yen Liu on November 17 2010, 3:43PM

Studies show this crisis isn’t just about money any more.

Topics: Economy, Health, Jobs Crisis

Another Dismal Record: 50 Million Went Hungry in 2009

Another Dismal Record: 50 Million Went Hungry in 2009

by on November 16 2010, 11:41AM

Food stamps helped significantly, but Congress is busy cutting funding for them.

Topics: Economy

Immigrant Workers Get Some (Crappy) Jobs Back

Immigrant Workers Get Some (Crappy) Jobs Back

by Julianne Hing on November 8 2010, 11:30AM

“Recovery” for immigrant workers mean even lower wages.

Topics: Economy

The Endemic Fraud the Foreclosure Scandal Reveals--Again

The Endemic Fraud the Foreclosure Scandal Reveals—Again

by Kai Wright on October 22 2010, 10:28AM

And President Obama’s willful complicity in Wall Street’s scam.

Topics: Economy

Katrina Survivors in Alabama are STILL Waiting for Help

Katrina Survivors in Alabama are STILL Waiting for Help

by Julianne Hing on October 20 2010, 12:05PM

In one poor town, they’re scraping together volunteer labor and donated materials to get out of tent cities.

Topics: Economy

Advocates Prep for Next Round of Bruising Jobless Benefits Fight

Advocates Prep for Next Round of Bruising Jobless Benefits Fight

by on October 15 2010, 12:12PM

After lawmakers finish talking about unemployed on the stump, they’ve got just two weeks to help them.

Topics: Economy

Adding Up the Jobs Data: Washington Is Making Things Worse!

Adding Up the Jobs Data: Washington Is Making Things Worse!

by Kai Wright on October 8 2010, 1:03PM

The latest indignity: Tens of thousands of government jobs cut as inequality continues to grow.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Kai Wright

Did Integration Hurt Black Neighborhoods?

Did Integration Hurt Black Neighborhoods?

by Jamilah King on October 5 2010, 2:00PM

Reporter Eugene Robinson’s got a more nuanced explanation.

Topics: Economy

It's a Wrap -- Congress Lets Our Only Real Jobs Program Die

It’s a Wrap — Congress Lets Our Only Real Jobs Program Die

by on September 30 2010, 4:10PM

As Congress takes off for midterm elections, it seals the fate of the one real jobs program we had.

Topics: Economy

Race-Baiting the Gulf to Exploit Black and Brown Workers

Race-Baiting the Gulf to Exploit Black and Brown Workers

by Brentin Mock on September 30 2010, 11:54AM

Keilen Williams doesn’t know where to direct his economic frustrations. Scapegoating pols and profiteering capitalists tell him and other workers to blame each other.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Katrina Recovery

Yet Another Jobs Idea Fails in the Senate

Yet Another Jobs Idea Fails in the Senate

by on September 29 2010, 9:30AM

Senate Democrats can’t even pass a relatively conservative bill to stop outsourcing.

Topics: Economy

Explaining the Democrats' Payroll Tax Holiday

Explaining the Democrats’ Payroll Tax Holiday

by on September 27 2010, 2:44PM

It’ll probably create more votes than it will jobs, but it’s a start.

Topics: Economy